Weekly Photo Challenge : Beginning


For the past few weeks I have been highlighting posts from 2013 that either were well viewed or in a couple of cases, my personal favorites. Today’s post which I also think is a perfect fit for the WordPress’ Weekly Challenge this week : Beginning is the last in that series, (I promise!)

This post originally ran July 23, 2013, a little over a month after the blog went daily so there is a pretty good chance most of you have not seen it yet. (please see second photo and more text below)

I felt like I hit the jackpot when I saw two sets of baby deer during a recent trip to Deep Creek Lake, MD. In both instances (they took place during the same outing) I photographed the fawns as they walked under the protective canopy of tall trees with their mothers.

This setting presented somewhat of a challenge as I was in the bright day light and the deer were in a very shady area, which made it hard for me to see the screen in the back of my Nikon. I guessed a little on the exposure and quickly fired off several frames as the fawn walked thru the scene. My biggest concern was that my focus would be off thrown off thanks to the trees picking up the auto focus instead of the deer.

I was elated to discover that several of the shots were very sharp and my exposure was pretty close to dead on.

Fast forward a day and I arrive home in suburban Virginia. While eating dinner I look out the window and see three baby deer and their mother grazing in our back yard. I grabbed my camera and spied the deer from the side of the yard and caught this fawn’s gaze
as it took a break between bites. (see below)

web suburban fawn rob paine

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Cheers, Rob


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